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Force format USB

Maybe you can help me but I'm becoming very doubtful. But I have a Verbatim flash drive (third Verbatim flash drive to do this to be exact and one sandisk all the same problem over the past year) But ...
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Badly installed Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I have decided to make a new partition of my HDD and then to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have already had Windows installed on another partition. I installed Ubuntu and the installation has been ...
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FAT32 formatting

I just took a dive into the Ubuntu world jumping from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04. I must say that I am impressed, I do like it a lot. However, I just ran into an unexpected problem; I have an LG DVD ...
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How to fix USB pendrive

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and my friend gave me a pendrive to repair. When I use GParted it doesn't work, so I went to the information section and then it said this: warning unable to detect file ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB 3.0 stick? Suggestions

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an 16GB flash USB 3.0 stick and performances are quite good however I wonder whether installing it on an external USB 3.0 hard drive would increase the general speed. I ...
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surface pro/micro SD performance comparison question

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my microsd. I put / on 15 gig partition and /boot on 1 gig partition on the hard drive. Memory never gets past 2 gig but I created a swap just because. I can't figure ...
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414 views

Cannot access USB drive - non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown

I am trying to access my FAT32 USB drive. There is an error when I try accessing it. I just want to access it read-only. The error I get is: Error mounting /dev/sde at /media/mink/34D2-84FB: ...
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Too many FATs on USB Drive?

A while ago, I wrote an image on a USB drive using something along these lines: dd bs=4M if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdb && sync Something must have gone terribly wrong there because ...
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Flash drive problem on USB 3.0 port

I bought USB 3.0 flash drive Kingston DT R3.0 (http://usb.userbenchmark.com/Kingston-DataTraveler-R30-USB-30-16GB/Rating/1435&tab=Review), but when I connected the drive to USB 3 port on my laptop ...
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USB devices in VirtualBox Windows 7 partition

Im running Ubuntu 13.10 with Virtual Box running Windows 7. Have a shared hard drive set up between the two. I have set up the virtual box the best I could, and have been searching endlessly on ...
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Live USB on a 2-partition usb-drive

I was wondering if I could have 2 partitions on a USB-drive that would allow me to boot on my key as a regular USB-installation-disk (partition1), and another partition for regular storage under ...
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374 views

Format a USB stick completely

How can I delete all data that is on stick? For example I have this problem: My stick has two partitions A (3.7 GB) and B (330 MB). How can I merge the two partitions in one and to delete all data ...
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Can't format or delete partitions in pendirve cause of gpt table error

This is what I got while trying to format a partition in my pendirve: Error deleting partition /dev/sdb1: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" "rm 1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: Warning: ...
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The USB drive is read only even write protection is off

I have made my Transcend USB 3.0 pendrive into bootable ARCH-LINUX key using dd command. After that it become read only and I was not able to use it. So I formatted as MBR with NTFS partition using ...
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Windows 8.1 is Completely Blocking Ubuntu [duplicate]

A few days ago, I upgraded my Windows 8 Lenovo U410 ideapad to Windows 8.1, and it proved to be a terrible mistake. It seems like the only visible change that it has made is adding the start button. ...
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GParted bricked my USB Drive

I tried to use GParted to rename my USB Drive. Everything appeared to run smoothly, but when I removed the drive and reinserted it, it wouldn't mount. I can see the USB initialisation in dmesg, and ...
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57 views

Problems Re-installing ubuntu

I previously uninstalled the operating system "Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit", and now it is not available to boot from. I am trying to install "Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit" and I am having quite a hassle doing so. I ...
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USB device not removable

I'm facing a problem regarding my USB flash device. Somehow, my USB Flash Device is not recognized as a removable device, it's now a partition of a hard disk drive device now. Even though I go to a ...
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Impossible to format a 4GB RAW usb flash drive

I have 4GB usb flashdrive I tried to format with Widows 7 and couldn't format it any way I tried with Kali Linux (a pentesting Debian distro) to format my RAW usb flash drive (as detected on Windows ...
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'Unable to mount New Volume' and 'Unable to mount 202 GB Filesystem' in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a live usb, After I restarted my system with bootable usb, when I try to open my harddisk, it shows-- Unable to mount New Volume Error mounting: mount exited with exit ...
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Flash drive file system isn't recognized

I recently got this credit/business-card shaped USB flash drive. In windows 7 it's recognized fine, after some drivers are automatically installed (without user interaction) once it's plugged-in. In ...
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1answer
122 views

How can I create a shared partition for Windows and Ubuntu in a pen drive?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a 16 GB Kingston pen drive (not the "Live", the "Full") using the following partitions: 8 GB ext 4 for "/"; 2 GB for swap; 6 GB FAT 32 free to use just like a pen drive. I ...
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Is it safe to use a USB external drive without a valid partition table?

Here's what I did: Installed the SATA hard disk in the enclosure Connected it via USB With Disk Utility I formatted the drive with an EXT4 file system Started using the hard drive without any issue ...
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How do I Install Lubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive (the full installation)?

I want to install Lubuntu on my 32GB flash drive, but I don't know how. I know a little bit about partitioning. When I go into GParted, my USB drive comes up as /dev/sdb. I already wiped it ...
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How can I use my USB flash drive again after I zeroed it out in Disks?

I've used the "Disks" utility to zero out a USB flash drive (pendrive). Now it's not showing up anymore as a usable storage medium. I need to use this usb drive (of 4 GB) again to write an OS image ...
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1answer
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Booting from USB and mounting a HDD is resulting in strange partitions

I just built a new HTPC and to keep costs down I decided to use a USB 3.0 thumb drive as my boot drive. I had got most things running pretty smoothly and my next task was to mount a 2TB storage drive ...
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12.04 stopped recognizing Windows partitions after update

Yesterday I made a system update and it worked well. I then shut down and working inside Windows 7 x64. Although, right now I want to work inside Ubuntu but I cannot see the partitions and USB ...
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How to partition this USB drive for installation with an easy walk through?

I am not a computer literate and need to know how to partition my USB drive without messing up my laptop. I already have the boot order set up properly and the USB drive already has the ISO image ...
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1answer
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Setting the /home partition in a drive through a LAN

I want to install Ubuntu and I would like to set my /home partition in an external USB hard drive that is directly connected to my router, and access my data through the LAN connection. Can it be ...
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1answer
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Encrypted 3TB USB drive GPT /GUID shows wrong size in ubuntu 12.04/64bit

My external USB drive with GUID Partition Table shows wrong size and i am thinking thats stopping TrueCrypt from mounting it. The disk is Formated in Win7 and works there fine. The 2. partition is ...
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2answers
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Missing space in Win95 fat32 partition

I'm trying to set up an 8GB USB drive a persistent live boot. The tutorial I am using told me to use fdisk and create two partitions. The first partition is supposed to be just large enough to hold ...
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How to create a Windows-readable FAT32 partition on Persistent USB?

Is it possible to create a FAT32 Parition in Ubuntu Persistent USB that is Windows-readable? If so how? I created a FAT32 partition in the past and labelled it as '/windows', though this was unable ...
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I have lost partition table for my USB Flash drive

I working on Ubuntu 11.10 I have used GParted for formatting my pendrive (2 GB) but unfortunately I have lost the partition table for it. I unable create it using GParted . How do I create a new ...
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Partition Flash Drive?

I want to partition a USB flash drive so that two gigabytes is reserved for ubuntu and persistence, and the other two is for my files. I used gparted to create two fat32 partitions on the flash drive. ...
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1answer
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How can I move a boot partition onto a Flash drive?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 Server onto an Acer Aspire Easystore H340-M. It was a Windows Home Server. The hardware has an integral Flash Drive / USB (SCSI11) of 256 Mb. Could I use this as the ...
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External HDD shows up in /dev/, but inaccessible via [g]parted

I have an external 80G hard drive, connected with USB. I've used this for multiple things in the past, including running an Ubuntu OS off it (I know, bad idea). In any case, it came unplugged while I ...
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How do I get rid of “U3 System” on my USB drive?

I have a USB drive (SanDisk SDCZ40-016G) that mounts in a way I've never seen before. When inserted, two items appear in Places -> Computer: "SanDisk Ultra Backup: 16GB" contains my data, and "CD ...